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42 min ago | WKRN

Death row inmates file lawsuit to avoid electric chair

Eleven inmates who are scheduled for executions between October 2014 and March 2016 joined the lawsuit in an effort to make sure they do not face the electric chair.

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Related Topix: Prison, Tennessee, State Prisons, Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Publishing, Media, Ottaway Newspapers

20 hrs ago | USA Today

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Pennsylvania

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Monitor

Bomb suspects trial: Court frees sisters from jail

Prosecution had told court that on December 2, 2010 at Luzira prison in Kampala District, the accused persons and others still at large conveyed into Luzira Maximum Security Prison a pineapple fruit with a knife embedded inside, with intent to facilitate escape of prisoners Al-Amin Kimathi, a Kenyan human rights activist, and Omar Awadh Omar Two ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Life, Fruits, Food

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Beast

No Opera Please, We're PrisonersBy Daniel Genis

Like the little flower that grows through concrete, every human being demonstrates their humanity - no matter how heinous theirpast is or how brutal their present - with a need for culture.

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Related Topix: Three 6 Mafia, Black Entertainment, Rap, State Prisons, Prison

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

Remembering Guantánamo through the lives of the Haitians held there

To place a Death Notice, please call 305-376-8901 or email obit@miamiherald.com .

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Miami, FL, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Miami Travel, Florida International University

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Jail expansion is largest project in county history

Sheriff Adam Christianson, second from left, and the Board of Supervisors shovel dirt at the groundbreaking.

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Related Topix: Prison, Stanislaus County, CA, Modesto, CA, State Prisons

Nunatsiaq News

Drum-dancing behind barbed wire: Inuit in prison

Inmates at the medium-security Warkworth Institution, near Cambellford, Ont., get an elder visit from Piita Irniq most Friday afternoons.

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Related Topix: Prison, North America, Canada, World News, Johnny Cash, Country, State Prisons,

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Miami Herald

Remembering Guantánamo through the lives of the Haitians held there

A nationwide project to recount the history of the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo, Cuba makes its South Florida debut.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, Guantanamo Bay, us Travel, Travel, State Prisons, Miami, FL

Ghanamma.com

Amoateng finally released on bail

The former Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North, Eric Amoateng, was finally released after meeting die terms of his bail bond, Daily Guide newspaper has reported.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons

Mon Aug 11, 2014

CBC News

Missing cereal containers send maximum-security prison in lockdown

Millhaven Institution near Kingston, Ont., was forced into lockdown on Sunday morning to search for missing plastic food containers.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada, State Prisons,

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Edmonton Journal

When their trials end, what happens to convicted killers? And what...

Clarence Joachim is a convicted murderer who was sentenced to life in prison for a double murder and is now on parole in Edmonton.

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Related Topix: Prison, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, North America, Canada, World News, State Prisons

Star Phoenix

Assaults on staff up at pen

A New Brunswick man pleaded guilty Friday to three first-degree murder charges in the fatal shootings of three RCMP officers in Moncton.

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Related Topix: Canada, Recipes, Prison, State Prisons

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WLNS-TV Lansing

Suggestions Made By AG Bill Schuette Not Being Followed At Ionia Correctional Facility

Aramark also services the Ionia Correctional Facility. The same lock-up that convicted killer Michael Elliot when he snuck-out of back in February.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Michigan

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Renton Reporter

City Council joins effort to free Renton woman illegally held in Mexican prison

It's been nearly a year since Grisel Rodriguez's mother, Nestora Salgado, was illegally imprisoned in Mexico and though the tears flow easily when she talks of her, Rodriguez tries to keep a clear head.

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Related Topix: Prison, Renton, WA, Federal Prisons, State Prisons

Wed Aug 06, 2014

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

I-Team: Women charged in prison cell phone smuggling case

Three women are charged with bribing prison guards and helping to smuggle a cell phone to one of the state's most notorious prisoners.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Las Vegas, NV

Tue Aug 05, 2014

ITV

The children destined to spend their lives behind bars

A new ITV documentary goes behind the scenes of a US teenage correctional facility, where many of the inmates will never get out.

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Related Topix: Prison, Kids, Family, State Prisons

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Daily Beast

Mystery Drone Over South Carolina PrisonBy Melissa Leon

It was a high-tech attempt to smuggle in drugs and phones from the skies over a maximum-security facility.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, State Prisons, Lee Correctional Institution, Bishopville, SC

Thu Jul 31, 2014

CNN

Will Phl senators enjoy luxuries while in custody?

WILL detained Philippine Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. become VIP prisoners enjoying extravagant accommodations in jails? Opening her website, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago cried foul over reports that so-called VIP prisoners enjoy extravagant accommodations in jails.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Miami Herald

Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Lee Correctional Institution, Bishopville, SC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Verde Independent

Broken camera, failed procedures allowed convict to flee custody

A security camera that would have shown detention officers the area of the Yavapai County jail that inmate Wade C. Dickinson escaped from was "disabled" sometime prior to his escape, a memo addressing jail security said.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

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